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11/13/1998 - Washingtons Intiative 200 Follows in Footsteps of Californias Prop. 209
The approval of Initiative 200 is the second ban on affirmative action to pass in Washington State, with 58 percent of voters in favor of it....

10/16/1998 - Committee Proposes Aid for Texas Minority Students
Influential leaders of the Texas Commission on a Representative Student Body called for a rise in state spending on financial aid for minority college students today....

10/14/1997 - GOP Targets Three Female Senators
Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Ill.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have been targeted by Republicans as the most vulnerable women senators for next year's re-election campaigns....

10/14/1997 - GOP Targets Three Female Senators
Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Ill.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have been targeted by Republicans as the most vulnerable women senators for next year's re-election campaigns....

9/22/1997 - UC May Drop Biased SATs for Admission
Facing a severe decline in Latino and African-American graduate enrollment as a result of prohibitions against affirmative action in the wake of Proposition 209, the University of California is considering dropping the SAT requirement for undergraduate admission, citing racial bias in the test....

9/5/1997 - U.S. Supreme Court Refuses Stay on Proposition 209
Civil and women's rights activists requesting an emergency stay on the enforcement of Proposition 209 were refused Thursday, when the U.S....

8/25/1997 - Reaction to U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on Prop 209
Washington DC -- "The 9th Circuit's decision not to reconsider the April ruling by one of it panels which upheld Proposition 209 is a tragic reversal of America's promise of equal job and educational opportunitites for women and for racial minorities....

8/22/1997 - Circuit Court Upholds California Affirmative Action Ban
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed its earlier ruling that California's controversial Proposition 209 is constitutional, the court announced on Thursday, August 22....

6/27/1997 - House Subcommittee Discusses GOP Bill Prohibiting Affirmative Action
On Thursday, June 26, the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution concluded that the country needs affirmative action because the "preferences have been on the side of white America for so long." Members of the subcommittee who supported the deceptively-titled Civil Rights Act of 1997 often claimed that the passage of Proposition 209, a California measure which bans affirmative action serves as "proof" that the entire country opposes affirmative action....

3/28/1997 - Experts Expect Appeals Panel to Revive Prop. 209
Last year, U.S....

1/16/1997 - Reno Speaks Out for Affirmative Action While Opponents Announce National Group
In her first major address devoted solely to civil rights, Attorney General Janet Reno spoke at a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama about the continuing need for affirmative action to help women and people of color overcome discrimination....

1/15/1997 - Henderson Allowed to Continue to Hear Prop 209 Suit
A federal judge in San Francisco ruled on January 14 that Judge Thelton Henderson can continue to hear the lawsuit against Proposition 209, the anti-affirmative action measure in California....

1/10/1997 - Connerly Creates National Organization to End Affirmative Action
Ward Connerly, the University of California Regent who led the fight to pass the California anti-affirmative action Proposition 209, plans to start a national organization dedicated to ending equal opportunity programs for women and people of color....

12/23/1996 - Department of Justice Enters Prop 209 Legal Fray
President Clinton's Press Secretary, Mike McCurry, announced on December 20th that the Department of Justice will intervene on behalf of opponents of the anti-affirmative action California Proposition 209....

12/12/1996 - Clinton Continues to Delay Decision on Prop. 209
White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry commented on Wednesday (12-11) that President Clinton has still not decided whether or not the federal government will intervene in the court case concerning the constitutionality of the anti-affirmative measure Prop....

12/9/1996 - Clinton Considers Intervention in Court Battle Over Proposition 209
President Clinton and Attorney General Reno are considering whether the federal government should involve itself in the legal battle over the constitutionality of the Proposition 209, the amendment passed in California last month that seeks to outlaw affirmative action and gut sex discrimination law in the state....

12/5/1996 - Republicans in Congress Plan for Another Attack on Affirmative Action
Florida Republican Rep....

12/4/1996 - Civil Rights Groups Seek to Block UC from Enforcing Prop 209
A coalition of civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, announced that it would ask U.S....

12/2/1996 - Proposition 209 On Hold -- Affirmative Action Continues in California
Implementation of Proposition 209, the amendment to the California constitution that prohibits affirmative action in public employment, education, and contracting, has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge....